The race for the White House might be tight, but there is one issue where Americans overwhelmingly back President Obama - his ability to fend off an alien invasion.
A survey conducted for the National Geographic Channel published yesterday showed that nearly two-thirds (65%) of Americans think Obama would be better suited than his Republican challenger Mitt Romney to handle a visit from little (or big and scary) green men.
Women are also more convinced that the current president would be able to keep them safe, with 68% backing Obama to protect earth from invasion compared to 61% of men.
The results are in contrast to a similar survey conducted in Britain recently which showed that, far from being best placed to tackle an alien invasion, one in 10 Britons believed that David Cameron was in fact an alien himself.
The survey also revealed that one-third of American believed UFOs exist and that nearly one in five (19%) think Washington DC, is the most likely landing zone for a UFO.
Nearly four in five (79%) think that the government has been keeping information about UFOs secret from the public.
According to the poll a "large majority" think aliens could have superpowers including the ability to travel through time.
And more Americans believe aliens exist than in superheros and zombies - which seems perfectly reasonable.
Nearly half of those surveyed would volunteer their boss to be experimented on by aliens.
In January the White House was forced to deny that President Obama was teleported to Mars in the 1980s as a member of a secret CIA project hosted at a community college in California.
While last year a White House spokesman had to deny that aliens had visited Earth following a petition calling for information to be released.
"The US government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race," Phil Larson of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy wrote in a blog post responding to the inquiries.
"In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye."
But then they would say that, wouldn't they.